Autumn spectacular in the forests of the Médoc
Now is the autumn season so eagerly awaited by nature lovers. Just before nightfall and during the few hours after, many will be drawn
to the forests of the Médoc. This time of year, there is a great ritual to be witnessed for lovers of nature, a few photographers and
passionate hunters. They all come to observe, listen to, and enjoy this strange, visual but essentially acoustic spectacle...
World Wetlands Day in the Médoc
If you like I love the wildlife sanctuaries of the forests and lakes of the Médoc, then you should take part in the excursions in the
context of the World Day of wetlands: World Wetlands Day is annually held on February 2 to celebrate how wetlands, which are lands
saturated by water, help maintain biodiversity on Earth. Wetlands play an important role in maintaining the ecosystem...
A Morning’s hunt
We set off on a misty morning looking for fresh tracks of the hare. The dogs were excited from the start but then we lost the hare tracks.
During this time the look-out team saw a deer run across in the distance. We went off to another site as the dogs had lost the scent and
found nothing. We let the dogs off the leash a bit further on and a few seconds later an enormous wild boar crossed in front of our
A dragon in the garden?
During an outing of our association, Connaissance du Médoc, to the Marais du Conseiller at Le Verdon, we learned a lot about the fauna of the
marshes. Our competent and excellent guide provided by the Curuma Association, which is one of the bodies responsible for the management of
the marsh, had a very receptive audience among the participants of our Association many of whom are of course themselves very knowledgeable
with regard to the Medoc...
The seal called “F_ _ _ You”, the Medoc wishes you good luck!
For several months, on the Aquitaine coast, and especially the Medoc Bleu, a seal has chosen to reside on our beautiful beaches. Any young person
arriving on the aforementioned beaches was surely due to experience a taste of adventure as this young mammal, having left his colony, took a s
hine to the surfers and those working on the beach in this part of the Aquitaine. the young seal had took the practice to visit the surfers and
beach attendants in this part of the Gironde...
Rescued from the sea...
It was Pentecost, beautiful summer weather and reasonably normal Atlantic surf, and we had walked from Euronat to Le Gurp. The beach was not yet
supervised by the lifeguards. At around the half-way point, we met several young people playing ball on the beach. As we walked along, we heard
them still happily running in and out of the water to cool down. We had only taken a few more steps when we heard a woman's voice behind us:
"Come back, come back at once!" ...
In his garden Dieter filmed two snakes, it seemed, in combat.They had been sheltering in a well. Two couleuvres, either fighting over a female, or
maybe this was a male - female dance of courtship. According to Wikipedia, in Europe their mating takes place between April and June. Combat between
males is frequent and violent, so as to have monopoly over a mature female...
Hunting in the Médoc
Some time ago and it seems a long time now, I used to work in the vineyard of a chateau. One day the boss welcomed us with the news that
we would all go hunting and I could join them. Until then I had never had any connection with hunting and shooting, and thus I could only
reply that I had neither a permit nor a gun. The reply was not slow in coming: in that case I would have to spend the day working in the